Mobilize the research and technology community of the Euskampus aggregation around the social and global challenges expressed in the strategic framework of the Modelling, Simulation and Computation Knowledge Hub, activating their capacities to design and undertake training, research and knowledge transfer to society.

Human health (*)
Advanced manufacture (*)
Energy (*)

(*) The development of these three challenges collected in the strategic framework of the Knowledge Hub have taken place in the framework of the Neurosciences Knowledge Hub. Advanced Manufacture Knowledge Hub and Health and Sustainable Development of the Oceans Knowledge Hub.

Summary of the work done and the role of the aggregation

Responding to the wishes of the scientific community, this Knowledge Hub has driven activity in the field of modelling, simulation and computation. Its objectives have been declared and it is aligned with the three priority areas of the CEI Euskampus project. It is an example of the inclusive nature of this project and its ambition to orient those capabilities of excellence within the aggregation into finding local answers to global challenges.

Nevertheless, the collaboration space that this Knowledge Hub represents has remained disseminated in the spaces of the more established Knowledge Hubs. For example, the Knowledge Hubs that have collected initiatives related to the activation of capacities in modelling, simulation and computation are the following:

  • Health and sustainable development of the oceans in the area of development of marine renewable energies, by means of the participation of the departments of mathematics and of applied mathematics, statistics and operations research, as well as the BERC BCAM (Severo Ochoa from 2014). In relation to this, a highlight is the collaboration with the University of Bordeaux.
  • Neurosciences with the participation of the quantitative bio-medicine unit of Biocruces Institute of Health Research, as well as BERC BCAM.
  • Advanced manufacture with the participation of 2 Departments from the UPV/EHU and Tecnalia. 

Most significant results

The inclusion of knowledge and capabilities in the fields of modelling, simulation and computation, and their mobilization in collaborative research projects related to the search for local answers to global challenges in the fields of the sustainable development of the oceans, human health (in particular neurosciences) and advanced manufacture (Industry 4.0). In particular, in the field of the renewable energies in the marine environment, three research lines are being driven with the respective projects collaborating partners that have required drawing on the investment fund:

  1. Models for flow-structure interaction of floating ocean energy harvesters in intermediate waters;
  2. Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) methods for viscid and unviscid, steady and unsteady flow in bidirectional air turbines serving Oscillating Water Colum (OWC) wave energy devices;
  3. Adaptive finite element simulations for floating offshore wind platforms.

International outreach

The international projection promoted directly through this Knowledge Hub is about the internationalization of the research line: “Models for flow-structure interaction of floating ocean energy harvesters in intermediate waters” with the Institute of Mathematics of Bordeaux.